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Malware Attack through Fake YouTube Video

 March 23, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Internet users are being warned about the latest disguise being used by malware authors in their attempt to infect people’s PCs. The fraud email shown below pretends to be from YouTube and carries the subject line – “Your video on the TOP of YouTube”. Quick Heal proactively blocks this email...

Rogueware through Fake FedEx email

 March 22, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Another FedEx fraudulent email is getting circulated on the Internet. The attacker is slowly trying to get more innovative as time goes by. The email pretends to be from fedex.com and presents a convincing reason for the user to open the attached file. The email says that the package weight...

New wave of USPS Scam

 February 3, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you have received an email like the one below you need to be extremely cautious. It looks highly authentic and many people may feel that it has come from the USPS (United States Postal Service). The fraudulent email carries the subject line – “Track Your parcel NO#61271” and has...

Beware of Free Facebook Mugs Scam

 January 20, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The ‘Free Facebook Mug Scam’ is somewhat different from the previous Facebook scams that we have seen. Similar to the previous scams, it redirects the users to complete online surveys. In addition to this, it steals the user’s Facebook email ID and it also installs a malicious browser plugin. So...

Fake emails – American Airlines

 January 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

I have come across some significant activity related to spam email messages that are pretending to be from American Airlines. This email misguides the user that his purchased ticket scan copy is attached with this email and asks him to print it for use. The email has “Ticket.zip” as an...

Beware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 January 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam mail may have one of the following subjects: – “Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet” – “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?” – “Steve Jobs Alive!” – “Steve Jobs Not...

Android Rougeware targeting “Stevens Creek Software”

 January 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

We have received a new malicious Android malware which is using the names of popular games and applications published under the name “Stevens Creek Software” to get installed on the user’s mobile. And the interesting thing about this rogueware is that unlike other Android malware which ask for numerous permissions...

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

 December 31, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Top 10 Malware Families (Mobile) of 2011

 December 31, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Android Malware of this year. Below list is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Fake emails – USPS: Delivery Failed Notification

 December 9, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The United States Postal Service (also known as USPS, the Post Office or U.S. Mail) is an independent agency of the United States Government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. Scammers are taking advantage of it with specially crafted emails that are spreading over the Internet. The...